Northside For Business

About us

our story

A few words about us

Northside for Business is all about developing enterprise, creating employment and growing small businesses on the northside of Cork City. We celebrate the northside and all it has offer from the people and culture to the incredible businesses and uniqueness of the area.

Northside for Business focuses on the collaboration and connecting of SME’s, communities and public bodies for the growth and mutual benefit to all parties involved. It is dedicated to supporting both new and established business throughout the region.

Our History

What began with 3 employees and 2 entities in 2000, today the Northside for Business has 15 entities and 81 employees.

In 2012, the Cork City Development Board approved a proposal to develop a northside economic development plan which it believed would contribute to the regeneration of the northside of the City. The Northside Economic Development Forum was set up to develop and drive this plan. 


Northside for Business is part of the Northside Economic Development Forum’s ‘Growing more than Apples’ initiative.

By working together, the stakeholders aim to develop practical initiatives, with tangible outcomes, that support the regeneration of the 3 RAPID areas on the Northside. 

The Northside Economic Development Forum is representative of Cork City Council, Cork City Enterprise Board, Cork City Partnership, Cork Chamber, Department of Social Protection, HSE, PLATO, The Revenue Commissioners, RAPID and the City of Cork VEC.